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I finally decided to pull the trigger on a winter wheel/tire setup for my 2012.

Ordered a set of steelies (X99715N) via Canada & ebay, $300.
Ordered a like new set of TMPS sensors #22854866 via ebay $50.
Looking at Blizzaks at Costco locally as they have $70 off right now.
 

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I finally decided to pull the trigger on a winter wheel/tire setup for my 2012.

Ordered a set of steelies (X99715N) via Canada & ebay, $300.
Ordered a like new set of TMPS sensors #22854866 via ebay $50.
Looking at Blizzaks at Costco locally as they have $70 off right now.
Gen1 must have had different hubs, the spacing on the gen2 is 5x105mm.

You'll also end up with a bigger diameter with 17" 215/55, usually you'd use a 55 profile on 16" with a narrower tire such as 16" 215/55 or optionally 16" 205/60.
 

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Gen1 must have had different hubs, the spacing on the gen2 is 5x105mm.

You'll also end up with a bigger diameter with 17" 215/55, usually you'd use a 55 profile on 16" with a narrower tire such as 16" 215/55 or optionally 16" 205/60.
Correct, Gen 1 and Gen 2 Volts do not share the same wheel dimensions.
Not really, my OEM 17" wheels have 215/55/R17 Assurance tires, not expecting much of a change at all :)
 

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Correct, Gen 1 and Gen 2 Volts do not share the same wheel dimensions.
Not really, my OEM 17" wheels have 215/55/R17 Assurance tires, not expecting much of a change at all :)
I'm surprised they had a larger diameter on gen1, the gen2 has 215/50.
And best of luck with the new set.
 

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Gen1 OEM size is 215/55/17
downsizing closest match is 215/60/16.
 

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We've been running the 17" Blizzaks on our Volts for 5 years now. Love them. The Costco down here only charges $40 to swap the summer/winter tires on the OEM rims. So I opted to not get a second set of rims as most cheap after markets weigh several lbs more than the lightweight OEM rims. So at 5 years of swapping this way at $80/year I'm pretty much right now at the break even point of what a 2nd set of rims would have cost.
 

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We've been running the 17" Blizzaks on our Volts for 5 years now. Love them. The Costco down here only charges $40 to swap the summer/winter tires on the OEM rims. So I opted to not get a second set of rims as most cheap after markets weigh several lbs more than the lightweight OEM rims. So at 5 years of swapping this way at $80/year I'm pretty much right now at the break even point of what a 2nd set of rims would have cost.
Swapping tires and wheels will likely cause sealing issues. I'm going with wheels & tires to make things easier and keep the seal in place :)
 

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...and TPMS sensors shipped are not what was expected. Refund requested.
No time to order another set, I'll likely forego the TPMS and live with the warnings for a couple of months :(
Tires going on next week.
Not exactly a shocking surprise with automotive bits from ebay, sad to say. The ratio between ebay price and $150 seems to be about the likelihood of getting the right TPMS set in a condition that'll work for two or more years.
 

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Not exactly a shocking surprise with automotive bits from ebay, sad to say. The ratio between ebay price and $150 seems to be about the likelihood of getting the right TPMS set in a condition that'll work for two or more years.
Perhaps. My success on ebay has been excellent since 1999, a miss once in a while isn't a big deal if they make it right. Perhaps just the incorrect items were grabbed and packaged, who knows.
 

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Did you need to get different lug nuts?
 
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